Melanoma

A guide for people with melanoma

Melanoma has been prepared to provide you with information about melanoma. It provides information about diagnosis, treatment, practical support and the emotional impact of cancer. Melanoma is a cancer of the skin and is the most serious of the three common forms of skin cancer.

In New Zealand, the majority of people are diagnosed with melanoma at an early stage. The outlook for most people diagnosed with early stage melanoma is good.

We hope this information will answer some of your questions and help you think about the questions you want to ask your doctors. We also include information about support services you may like to use.

If you find this information helpful, you may like to pass it on to your family and friends for their information. The words in bold are explained in the glossary.